Ten Bowles Rice Attorneys Recognized as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers

August 15, 2016

CHARLESTON, West Virginia -- Bowles Rice is pleased to announced that 10 lawyers received recognition as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in their metropolitan area, as presented by Best Lawyers.

Recipients and the practice area for which they were honored include:

Robert L. Bays, Charleston, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Michael E. Caryl, Morgantown, Tax Law

Julia A. Chincheck, Charleston, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lynn S. Clarke, Charleston, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Robert W. Dinsmore, Morgantown, Natural Resources Law

Richard M. Francis, Charleston, Government Relations Practice

Leonard B. Knee, Morgantown, Litigation - Environmental

Sandra M. Murphy, Charleston, Banking and Finance Law

Gerard R. Stowers, Charleston, Bet-the-Company Litigation

Rebecca M. Tinder, Charleston, Education Law

In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" recipients, nearly 50 Bowles Rice lawyers were named to the 2017 Best Lawyers in America list.

Best Lawyers recognition is compiled annually by geographic region and practice areas. Lawyers are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional experience and ability, and undergo an authentication process to assure they are in current practice and in good standing. 

Bowles Rice is a full-service law firm with more than 120 attorneys serving clients from seven offices located in Charleston, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia;  Southpointe, Pennsylvania; and Winchester, Virginia.